The best tourist destinations in Southern Thailand

Laem Phromthep in Phuket ©edwin.11/Flickr

The southern part of Thailand includes numerous gorgeous destinations and attractions for tourists. The natural and cultural heritage of this region attracts dozens of visitors each year. This time of the year is perfect for a visit to this part of the country, a it is dry and cool. The most significant points of interest in Southern Thailand are Phuket, Surat Thani, Krabi, Koh Phangan and Koh Phi Phi, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Pattani, Phang Nga and so on. Read the following article if you would like to visit this part of the city and find the best tourist destinations in Southern Thailand. Visit as many as you can and I guarantee it will make you a memorable experience.


Thailand’s largest island is the fantastic and extremely popular island of Phuket. The island can be accessed by the two bridges which connect it to the mainland. The season between November and April is the perfect time to visit the island and lie on its sandy beaches, as it is the hot season in Phuket. You will find fantastic beaches on the island, not to mention the gorgeous cultural attractions, the vibrant nightlife and the excellent hotels.

Laem Phromthep in Phuket ©edwin.11/Flickr

Surat Thani

The province of Surat Thani is the largest of the southern part of the country. It includes scenic mountains, picturesque islands, waterfalls, marine parks, such as Mu Koh Ang Thong, national parks, including Khao Sok and beautiful Buddhist temples, just like Phra Borom That Chaiya.


Krabi Province is very popular among tourists, offering scenic islands, beaches, national parks, caves, astonishing wildlife, diving spots and even hot springs. The popular islands which belong to the province are Koh Lanta and Koh Phi Phi amog others. These islands are famous and very popular tourist destinations.

Krabi ©Hector Garcia/Flickr

Koh Phangan

It offers outstanding beaches for its visitors. Besides lying on the beaches, it is perfect for parties or wellness programs. The prestigious Full Moon Party is also held on this fantastic island.

Nakhon Si Thammarat

This province is of a great historical importance. Its capital city was a major Buddhist centre in ancient times. The main attractions of the province are the beautiful Buddhist temples including Wat Phra Mahathat Woramahawihan, not to mention the scenic national parks, waterfalls and wildlife.


One of Thailand’s most significant historical provinces is Pattani. It includes outstanding cultural attractions, such as the ancient town of Yarang, Buddhist temples and other historical sites. Besides these attractions, the beaches and natural heritage of the province are also attractive for visitors.

Phang Nga

The fantastic province includes perhaps the major part of the Thai national parks. It also offers its visitors beautiful bays, fantastic diving spots, amazing islands and unspoiled beaches. It is one of the most popular Thai provinces for tourists.

Phang Nga Bay ©jeffgunn/Flickr

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